Picture of chipKIT Alarm Clock

Have you ever wondered how to make your own alarm clock? Is it hard? Is it easy? I know from personal experience that making your own clock is definitely on the easy side and will show you how you can make your own today.

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Step 1: What we need

Picture of What we need

This particular alarm clock can be created with parts from Digilent's chipKIT Starter Kit. The items I used to create the alarm clock are:

  • 1 four digit-seven segment display
  • 1 Speaker-buzzer
  • 2 LEDs
  • 7 220 Ohm resistors
  • 6 Buttons
  • Breadboard jumper wires
  • A breadboard
  • chipKIT Uno32

The speaker-buzzer that comes in the kit, an AC-1005G-RPA-LF, is not very loud, so you may want to invest in some sort of amplifier or louder speaker after making this circuit.

Cool project! I would totally forget what all the buttons did though! haha

Thanks! Maybe next time I'll try to find some way to label to buttons so I don't forget either.